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Camping: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > San Carlos Ranger District

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Davenport Campground

Elevation: 8,500 Feet (2649.6 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 12
Reservation Remarks: Tents recommended
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Davenport Campground is located approximately six miles north of Lake Isabel Recreation Area off Highway 165. Turn right on Forest Road 382 and take it 2 miles to the campground. Forest Road 382 is a single lane, aggregate surfaced road with passing turnouts. Davenport has an average use rate of 35% during the normal operating season.

the campground consists of 12 family camping units which are primarily suited for walk-in tent camping. Only three sites have attached parking spurs which will accommodate small trailers or RVs. The facilities in this campground are in fair condition. Sanitation is provided by two double-unit vault toilets. Drinking water is supplied by two deep wells with hand pumps. Trash is collected with contractor -owned dumpsters.

Attractions at this campground include nearby hiking, biking or motorized trails, a babbling brook running through the campground and stream fishing.

Directions from Florence: From Jct Rte 67 & Rte 50, go 14.6 mi. to Wetmore, right onto Rte 96 west for 9.4 mi., left on Rte 165 south for 11.4 mi.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through September (NOTE: Gated entrance) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Single unit fee Call for Current Fee Drinking water, toilets, dumps

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Roxie Frank (Colorado City, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Davenport Campground was under constructions when I hiked down the road to the trailhead. According to the forest service, it is suppose to open for camping around the middle of June, however a visit there on the 13th showed the road to the campground was still closed.
Conditions: I walked down to the campground on a nice Colorado day, it was about 68 degrees. Did not realize it was about 2 miles to the campground, downhill.... Work that has been completed appears to be making this a very nice place for tent camping.
Water Availability: Campground looks like they have added a number of privies and water spigots.

Filed By: (West) (Pueblo, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: My family of 5 visited Sunday June 5th thru Monday June 6th 2005 noon-ish and picked out site#3. The attendant seemed friendly enough and gave us a tour pointing out pro's & con's of each site. The restroom's sadly were full of trash and the men's had a mesh wire missing from an upper window. We went on a hike south from our campsite and encountered a great deal of trash. Later my son (a collector) & I picked up 14 aluminum cans, several plastic and glass bottles and 1 old tin can. We left the cigarette butts and other misc. trash alone.
Conditions: I just left a very shady and very cold campground so I was looking for more sun & warmth and wouldn't you know it, it reached upper 70's but felt like upper 80's.
Water Availability: The one water pump was missing the handle and the attendant informed us the water hadn't been tested yet.

Filed By: Amanda (Pueblo, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is an excellent campground. One of the best I've been to. Especially if you want some privacy. Lots of trees and the campsites are kept up very well. Very clean and gorgeous surroundings. Easy to get to and not that crowded with people. I love this campground!
Conditions: Plenty of shade. Picnic table next to the fireplace, but I would bring a tablecloth. My favorite site is the one where you use a bridge to get across the creek to get to the campsite. The creek is right outside your tent. Wonderful location.
Water Availability: Drinking water and toilets are easily accessable. Clean.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Davenport Campground
ICON Hiking & Walking Second Mace and Squirrel Creek Trails

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Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO


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